Accrosoft is an award-winning, cutting-edge, technology company based in Loughborough, Leicestershire, boasting three leading products: Vacancy Filler Recruitment Software, Weduc, and Connect.

Accrosoft’s range of products have won a large number of clients in a wide variety of sectors from retail and government to education and care, in addition to its already impressive client portfolio which encompasses many household names.

Since winning the award of Glassdoor’s 4th best UK tech company to work for in 2015, Accrosoft has quadrupled its employee count and has continued to win further awards with Deloitte’s Tech Fast 50 and Deloitte’s EMEA Tech Fast 500 in both 2015 and 2016.  

CEO

Alex Khakbiz

ALEX KHAKBIZ

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO)

Alex has been working in technology since 1985 and has seen huge success selling both hardware and software into a wide range of industries.

Alex has a wealth of experience bringing new technology to market, creating demand, driving sales and directing the development in line with, and ahead of, the technology demand-curve.

Alex founded A2Z Computer Products in 1994 to provide IT hardware and software solutions to the Education sector. After turning A2Z Computer Products into one of the largest IT resellers in the UK, Alex sold the company in 2007 and joined the founders of Impero Software to help establish the product as a serious player in the both the UK and the US markets.

Alex sold his stake in Impero in 2014 leaving behind a legacy of continued growth in one of the healthiest and most respected brands in education.

Alex now focuses all of his efforts in Accrosoft and its suite of software products that help with process-improvement and communication across a wide range of industries.

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Management Team

Mitesh Chauhan

MITESH CHAUHAN

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Mitesh worked in the financial services sector prior to joining Alex in 2003 as development manager for A2Z Computer Products, where he managed a team of developers on the solutions side of the business. During his time he successfully planned, designed and maintained a consumer-friendly e-commerce system as well as planning and implementing large-scale client IT Projects such as data migrations and network overhauls particularly for colleges and schools.  In 2008, Mitesh left A2Z and together with Alex founded Vacancy Filler Ltd.

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Tony Brookes

TONY BROOKES

SALES DIRECTOR

Tony’s sales career has been in the Software and IT Services sector since 1987 working for various software authors selling ERP, CRM, HR, Payroll and bespoke software and services. In 2007-10 he worked for Xansa/Steria selling IT Outsourcing and Business Process Outsourcing services to the Financial Services sector and then joined MidlandHR in 2010 as public sector sales manager selling HR and Payroll software and outsourcing services before joining Vacancy Filler in October 2013.

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Rob Pointen

ROB POINTEN

CHIEF FINANCE OFFICER (CFO)

Rob joined the Accrosoft Group in September 2018 and holds responsibility for the group’s financial strategy, planning and commercials.

He brings a wealth experience in financial management from the private sector, where he has led the creation, development and implementation of commercial functions throughout enterprise organisations, across a number of emerging sectors.

He is member of the Institute of Chartered Accounts (England & Wales) with IFRS Diploma and FCA recognition.

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Jon Brookes

JON BROOKES FBCS CITP

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER (CTO)

Jon is a Chartered Fellow of The British Computer Society and has been working with the Accrosoft group since 2007. Jon was appointed to the Accrosoft board in June 2017. Prior to his appointment he was consulting for a number of tier1 service providers, systems integrators and venture capitalists as a TOGAF certified Enterprise Architect working on some of the largest IT programmes in Europe. Jon has a deep technical and commercial understanding of cloud, SaaS, IaaS and PaaS.

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Daniel Woodcock

DANIEL WOODCOCK

MANAGING DIRECTOR (WEDUC)

Daniel worked as a network manager for a number of secondary schools and colleges before joining Alex as an IT liaison manager at A2Z Computer Products in April 2005. Daniel continued his career in technology with Alex in 2009, holding a number of positions with Impero, which included presales and managing the customer success department. Daniel was fundamental to Impero’s growth in both the UK and US markets and it was for this reason, as well as his wealth of experience in the education technology sector, that Daniel joined Accrosoft in January 2016 to head-up the education technology division.

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SALLY-ANN GRIFFITHS

PRODUCT MANAGER (WEDUC)

Sally-Ann has over 16 years experience within the Ed Tech sector in sales, training, marketing and product management positions. As an ex-teacher she is passionate about creating and delivering innovative, quality, easy to use products that not only improve educational outcomes but save schools time and money.

Product management successes include responsibility for turning Impero Software’s flagship product, Education Pro, into the market leader for e-safety monitoring in schools. This goal was achieved within 18 months, in a competitive and mature market place with no e-safety functionality within the product at the outset. Education Pro has over 40% market share of UK secondary schools with its nearest e-safety competitor owning less than 20%.
Sally-Ann also has vast experience in public speaking on the subject of e-safety and has been a guest speaker on numerous TV and radio shows, including the BBC’s politics show, the Today programme and Sky News.

Sally-Ann joined Weduc as Product Manager in 2017 to help steer the development direction of the product and its market positioning.

Through working closely with key stake holders in pilot schools, analysing the market place and overseeing the product roadmap Sally-Ann has ensured the efficacy of the product.

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ZAK LARUE-BUCKLEY

LEAD ARCHITECT (WEDUC)

Zak is a software architect with over 12 years of experience in the software industry and around 8 years in the EdTech sector. He has experience in delivering ambitious projects with tight resource constraints as well as developing software for a wide range of platforms.

Zak began his career under the mentorship of an experienced multi-disciplined engineering team delivering key software components for a number of projects in the nuclear medical, renewable energy and automotive sectors. Clients included GE Medical, Kingspan Renewables and Bentley.

In 2010 Zak joined Impero as lead software developer and quickly rose to Development Manager and Lead Architect positions. His early deliverables included software clients for Apple OSX and iOS platforms. At this time, Apple products were resurgent in the Education sector and their presence represented a threat. By having solutions for these platforms, Impero was able to seize market share from the dominant players in the market. During his 6 years at Impero, the company grew from a small start-up with 9 staff to a segment leader with a turnover of around £7m and 40% share of the UK market.

Zak joined Weduc in 2016 as Development Manager and Architect. He has been responsible for building a team and leading them to deliver a class leading product in the competitive Communication and Engagement segment. Weduc UK launched in January 2017. His team has delivered a modern Web-based Communication and Engagement platform, including Apple iOS and Google Android Apps and are responsible for developing and maintaining around 1 million lines of code.

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